Aldi Set to Replace 12.5 Million Single Use Plastic Bags With Compostable Ones

In eco-related news this week, the store chain Aldi has shared a major announcement regarding its 139 stores in Ireland – as of January 2020, Aldi will replace its 12.5 million plastic bags with compostable ones.

According to their announcement, the new eco-friendly bags will come in three different variants – loose produce bags, reusable and recyclable Paper Bags for Life, and Aldi Reusable Shopping Bags (1). The bags are said to be of the highest quality too with no sub-par materials. Both the loose fruits and vegetable bags and the Aldi Shopping Bags are going to be 100% biodegradable. The Aldi Paper Bag For Life variant will be reusable and recyclable too.

Of the 12.5 million new bags, 10 million are said to be standard loose produce bags and the other 2.5 million will be of the other 2 variations. 

The Aldi Ireland Group Buying Director John Curtin has said regarding the announcement that:

“We are very proud to be the first retailer in Ireland to offer customers biodegradable and plastic-free alternatives to our entire produce and carrier bag range, including fruit and vegetable bags, standard carrier bags and Bags for Life. With 139 supermarkets in the Republic of Ireland, we are excited to see the environmental impact this new initiative will have in communities across the country.”

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